Bali Tourism Agency has reported a strong surge in domestic visitors for the island throughout the long weekend, with numbers exceeding official expectations.
As many as 5,000 tourists visited Ulun Danu Beratan Temple over the long weekend, while more than 2,000 tourists visited Tanah Lot as of Friday, according to reports.
The head of Bali Tourism Agency, I Putu Astawa, told that nearly 10,000 travellers flew into Ngurah Rai International Airport last Wednesday, which marked the beginning of the five-day weekend.
“On Oct. 28 there were around 9,500 travellers,” he said.
“Usually there are only 3,000, 2,600. And then on the 29th there were around 6,800,” Astawa said.
Officials in Bali said health protocols were implemented and strengthened across the island’s popular destinations, adding that the sites were only allowed to operate at limited capacity.